A concert in Leipzig’s Gewandhaus (above)
During the last five years, Antony Jeffrey’s primary focus has been devising and leading music and opera tours to the UK, Europe, and the United States. The most recent tour in April 2018 to European Easter Festivals was his tenth, and several more are planned for the next two years. His earlier tours were with a leading cultural tour company, but in recent years he has found it more enjoyable organising his own tours, and taking with him groups of friends and music lovers.
His next tour, in November/ December 2018, is off the beaten track, but even more exciting for that. It starts in Krakow, the gorgeous ancient Polish capital and one of the few Eastern European cities to escape destruction in WWII, and is centred around the traditional Moravian capital Brno in the Czech Republic for the centennial Janacek Festival. The tour then visits Berlin for a packed program of music and opera in Europe’s musical capital. Details of this tour are shown under Upcoming Music Tours.
Details of his tours to the United States in April 2019, and to Northern Europe in July/ August 2019 are also now shown in Upcoming Music Tours.
Information about his past tours can be found on the Blog
Antony Jeffrey has been an arts professional for over 40 years. Trained as an accountant, he later realised he wanted more excitement in his life and commenced a career in the arts as the first Director of the Australia Council’s Music Board. Long stints as marketing director of The Australian Opera (now Opera Australia), as general manager of the ACO and subsequently the Song Company, have been interspersed with a great many consulting assignments in the arts and entertainment industries.
In 2010 his book Many Faces of Inspiration, based on conversations with many leading figures in the arts was published by Wakefield Press. Copies can be ordered at www.manyfacesofinspiration.com
In 2008, he was awarded an AM for his services to the arts.